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Does Libreoffice open and read Openoffice documents? [closed]

asked 2013-08-05 21:07:42 +0200

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updated 2015-11-05 23:07:01 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I am considering changing my computer from Windows XP to Ubuntu, but I want to be able to read my Openoffice documents without a lot of hassle. Does Libreoffice have this capability?

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answered 2013-08-05 21:18:59 +0200

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Depends which file type you use for your documents. As far I know LibreOffice only removed the import filters for binary StarOffice files (like .swx etc) (see ODF, Word (.doc(x)), Excel (.xls(x)), Powerpoint (.ppt(x)), ... files will be imported like OpenOffice import it (or better :-) ).

I hope that's an answer to your question? PS: you can always install libreoffice on your XP computer to test it out. (download:

Kind regards,

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You can download LibreOffice Portable on Windows as well, just download it and test it before installing...

Ljiljan gravatar imageLjiljan ( 2013-08-05 23:03:04 +0200 )edit

As @Ljilian pointed already to portable versions. I keep the latest portable version of the 3.6 series because this version can still open very old file formats.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-08-06 15:45:30 +0200 )edit

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